Track team improves at large meet

The track team had their biggest meet of the regular season last week at Jetmore in Hodgeman County.

The meet included nearly
a dozen of the teams that the T-Birds will face this year at Regionals and included 20 teams total. The boys placed fth at the meet with 46.5 points and the girls placed 14th overall with 18 points. Multi- ple athletes got new personal bests at this meet with a lot of competition which included some events having more than 55 competitors.

The girls’ individual events were led by seniors Madison

Tyler and Sydney Koirth. Tyler earned gold in the triple jump and Koirth got fth in shot put. The rest of the Lady T-Birds’ points came from relays. The 4×100, consist-
ing of Tyler, Koirth, junior Kayley Cook and sophomore Katelynn McGraw got fourth. The 4×400 consisting of Tyler, junior Kayla Flora, and sophomores Hayley and Heidi Roberts placed seventh, and the 4×800 consisting of the same runners placed fth.

“This was a really great meet to see all the improve- ments everyone has made throughout the season,” Tyler said. “It was really exciting because multiple people got new personal bests.”

The boys started the day
o well in the eld events with freshman Eliazar Carrasco placing second in the long jump, junior Zack Urban earn- ing fth in shot put, and senior Carson Lee placing sixth in javelin.

Distance races were also
a strong part of the day with sophomore Ryan Adams earning silver in the 800m, and freshman Jackson Wal- lace placing third in both the 1600m and the 3200m. The relays placed well for the boys with the 4×800 consisting of Adams, Wallace, junior Colby Shriver and sophomore Mark Schmidt placing second,
and the 4×100 consisting of Schmidt, Carrasco, junior

Cade Swonger and soph- omore Sam Fisher placing fth. Swonger and Fisher also placed later in the meet with a fourth place nish in the 200m and fth in the 300m high hurdles.

“I liked the competition at the Hodgeman meet,” Fisher said. “It was really cool to see where I am compared to multi- ple other Regional teams.”

The T-Birds traveled to Burrton for the Heart of the Plains League meet yesterday and will travel to Spearville for Regionals next week where many athletes have high hopes of placing high enough to make it to the state meet in Wichita on the 25th and 26th of May.

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